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International Fisheries: Pacific Tuna Fisheries; 2021 Commercial Fishing Restrictions for Pacific Bluefin Tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective April 5, 2021
Point of Contact
Celia Barroso, (562) 432-1850, Celia.Barroso@noaa.gov


NMFS is issuing regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950, as amended (TCA), to implement Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) Resolution C-20-02 (“Measures for the Conservation and Management of Bluefin Tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, 2021”). This final rule implements annual limits on commercial catch of Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) in the eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) for 2021. This action is necessary to conserve Pacific bluefin tuna and for the United States to satisfy its obligations as a member of the IATTC.

See our page for up-to-date information on Pacific bluefin tuna commercial harvest status.

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 03/29/2021

Tuna Conventions Act